Texas bar & grill owner Bubba has been shot in the head inside his own bar, but "whodunit?"
The audience becomes the detectives in Honky Tonk Homicide, an interactive murder mystery play based on a popular role-playing dinner-party game. On Saturday, October 18th, the sanctuary of Holy Trinity Community Church will be transformed into a tiny Texas town filled with "double lives, torrid affairs, and alien abductions."
Members of Holy Trinity and the Mystic Krewe of Pegasus, a Memphis Mardi Gras krewe that adopts local charities every year, will play the inhabitants of the tiny town — bar regulars, trailer park residents, and visiting carnies. And with the audience's help, they'll narrow down the suspects in Bubba's murder — Rowdy Lawless (the bad-tempered biker), Dusty Diamond (the hometown boy with country music star dreams), and Twyla Fleetwood (bingo addict and trailer park owner), to name a few.
"The audience gets to speak with the participants and work through who committed the murder. Those who guess the correct person win a prize," said Byron Cole, the vice-president of the Mystic Krewe and the actor playing Carney Folk ("the sleazy drifter").
Proceeds from the production will be split between Holy Trinity and the Mystic Krewe, which has selected HIV/AIDS organization Friends for Life as its charity for 2014.
A Southern-style dinner with fried chicken, vegetables, banana pudding, and peach cobbler will be served at 6 p.m. The play starts at 7:30 p.m.
Honky Tonk Homicide: A Murder Mystery Dinner and Interactive Play at Holy Trinity Community Church (685 S. Highland), Saturday, October 18th, 6 p.m. $25 per person/$40 per couple. 624-4677. www.pegasusmemphis.com